We believe that a good, productive employee needs to be healthy, happy, and well-rounded. That's why we have worked hard to develop these employee goals, which we believe are the six most important areas of life focus.
Fun & Entertainment
We want our employees to want to come to work- laughter is encouraged. We want our people to have fun in and out of work. By following these six employee goals, we think it improves happiness and increases the general sense of joy in life. We want our people to work hard and play hard. Examples include having division meetings on our company pontoon, after-hours parties on Fridays at times throughout the year, and sponsoring fun functions like concerts and black tie events.
Health & Fitness
We have a physical therapist who comes to the office every two weeks that everyone in the company is encouraged to take advantage of. The therapist leads us in stretching and strengthening exercises to counterbalance life's negative effects on the body. Exercise and eating well really help with work productivity and developing a generally positive attitude, ultimately leading to better ideas.
Good healthy relationships with family and friends, spouses, and significant others are highly encouraged. We believe these relationships lead to good, healthy, and productive relationships at work. Good working relationships bring synergy to the group and a collective general positive forward movement of the company. Good working relationships cause coworkers to support each other in trying new, hard tasks and creative big thinking.
Read a book. Listen to a podcast. Go to lectures. Find a mentor. This is all encouraged at MDL. We want our employees to learn and talk about topics seemingly outside their work tasks at times. Ponder the meaning of life and see how you fit in. We want our team to learn and grow as people. If they do this, they can't help but grow in what they do at work. We want strong, confident coworkers at MDL. Continued self-growth is necessary for this to be realized. We also have a leadership/life coach on staff to support such personal growth.
A healthy, well-balanced person gives to others. We want people who are not solely self-focused. People that give of themselves in their time and monetary ways. It is said in an old Hebrew book, "It is more blessed to give than to receive". We want our people and the company to be blessed. Who does not want to be around a coworker who thinks of and gives to others? For this purpose, we have developed the MDL Foundation, with the focus of giving back and improving our community.
Business & Financial
We are a for-profit company that strives for production and growth. Our employees work hard. Business can be difficult, and competition can be ferocious. Only the companies with the best employees make it to the top and stay there. I think most would agree that people with the aforementioned characteristics have a good chance of being productive and happy employees. I have a goal for MDL to be around for 100 years. We started in 1986, so we need good, well-balanced people that can hold it together for the long haul. People that think big, have courage and persistence, and a willingness to step out, make big things happen.